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Associate, Product Control

Checkout.com

Checkout.com

Product
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Company Description

Checkout.com is one of the most exciting fintechs in the world. We process payments for companies that shape the digital economy. Using flexible and scalable technology, we help businesses around the globe to boost acceptance rates, reduce processing costs, combat fraud, and turn payments into a major revenue stream. Headquartered in London, with 16 offices worldwide, Checkout.com is trusted by leading brands such as Sony, Shein, Sainsbury’s, Wise, Patreon, GE Healthcare, Rail Europe, and The Financial Times.

We empower passionate problem-solvers to collaborate, innovate and do their best work. That’s why we’re on the Forbes Cloud 100 list and a Great Place to Work accredited company. And we’re just getting started. We’re building diverse and inclusive teams around the world — because that’s how we create even better experiences for our merchants and our partners. And we need your help. Join us to build the digital economy of tomorrow.

Job Description

As we continue to grow in size, scale and complexity, we're looking for a Finance Associate to join our Finance organisation. Working as part of our Product Control team, this newly created role will support our trading activity reconciliation to ensure timely and accurate reporting of our balance sheet position.

The successful candidate will be joining at an exciting time as we invest in strengthening our Accounting operations capabilities and improve the quality and robustness of balance sheet reporting, particularly standardisation and automation of reconciliations.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Perform BAU accounting and reconciliation processes and controls across our key trading account balances such as scheme debtors, merchant creditors and Fx clearing.
  • Analyse and reconcile data from various systems and sources to identify control gaps and reconciliation breaks.
  • Collaborate with Product, Treasury and Finance teams to investigate discrepancies, understand the root cause and initiate corrective actions.
  • Be the SME for reconciliations under your control, you will apply your accounting knowledge to ensure balances are properly accounted for in line with IFRS requirements.
  • Set-up documentation and processes that are robust and well controlled for period end close and audit purposes.
  • Continually look at ways of improving data integrity and quality, automation, strengthening of controls, operational and reporting efficiency.
  • Participate in project work or product development initiatives alongside daily responsibilities
  • Work closely with the auditors both internal and external to ensure successful completion of the audits in a timely manner.

Qualifications

What we're looking for:

  • 2+ years work experience with complex balance sheet reconciliations in a high-volume transaction environment
  • xperience of working in a dynamic and complex regulatory environment, ideally within Payments/FinTech or Financial Services
  • Part qualified ACA or equivalent. You'll also hold practical knowledge of IFRS and general accounting principles
  • Knowledge and expertise on financial accounting, reporting, reconciliations and controls experience ideally within a listed environment or large complex company
  • Extremely strong working knowledge of MS Excel
  • Strong data analytics skills and experience handling large volumes of data
  • Proven ability to find end-to-end solutions to issues and work cross-functionally and with remote teams - including Finance, Product, Engineering, Data

Additional Information

Hybrid Working Model:

All of our offices globally are onsite 3 times per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). We’ve worked towards enabling teams to work collaboratively in the same space, while also being able to partner with colleagues globally. During your days at the office, we offer amazing snacks, breakfast, and lunch options in all of our locations.

Apply without meeting all requirements statement

If you don't meet all the requirements but think you might still be right for the role, please apply anyway. We're always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

We believe in equal opportunities

We work as one team. Wherever you come from. However you identify. And whichever payment method you use.

Our clients come from all over the world — and so do we. Hiring hard-working people and giving them a community to thrive in is critical to our success.

When you join our team, we’ll empower you to unlock your potential so you can do your best work. We’d love to hear how you think you could make a difference here with us.

We want to set you up for success and make our process as accessible as possible. So let us know in your application, or tell your recruiter directly, if you need anything to make your experience or working environment more comfortable. We’ll be happy to support you.

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